Could you be the next writer to join #ClanCranachan?

Our lists are full for 2020/2021 and part of 2022, so we are *closed* to submissions. While we’d love to hear about your projects, we just can’t consider or commit to any new work or authors at the moment.

We are looking for*:

  • Children’s historical fiction (8-12 age range for our Yesteryear series)
  • Children’s fiction (MG, UMG, 8-12 age range)
  • Young adult fiction for our Gob Stopper imprint

We only publish books that excite and inspire us – which means that we’re looking for quirky, bold and vibrant writing!

We’ll work with you and support you throughout the journey to publication and beyond. You will be involved in all decisions concerning your book; your opinion will always count. We promise to care about your book as much as you do.

Could you be the cream in our cranachan?

Submission Guidelines

To tickle our taste buds, please email  with the following:

  • a covering letter with details of your writing CV, as well as your social media links
  • an MS Word document attachment that contains a synopsis and the opening chapter(s) of up to 5000 words of your completed, clean manuscript

If we want to read more we will get in touch. We aim to respond to initial submissions within 6 weeks – but often sooner. (We know what the waiting is like!)

So, what’s the dream? Let us know – we’d love to make it happen. We look forward to reading a flavour of your writing.

Please note:

*We are not accepting submissions for picture books, LMG (7-9 age range), or illustrated work of any kind.

*We do all design work, editing, and proof-reading in-house so, while we’d love some help, we are not looking for illustrators, editors, or proof readers at the moment. Thank you.

*We no longer publish adult fiction of any kind.